Our ‘Grow Your Idea’ programme helps you to get focused, create and test out your enterprise idea. It’s a stress free, jargon busting, confidence boosting, friendly environment that will make your business, social enterprise or charity start up journey effective and fun as well! You don’t have to think of yourself as an entrepreneur, you just have to have a passion for solving a social or environmental problem and a determination to overcome your obstacles.
The sessions are facilitated by Ann Nkune, founder of Bloomsbury Beginnings CIC and hosted in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of Calthorpe Community Garden, a closed loop demonstration site and green oasis in the heart of Kings Cross.
If you have an under 3 year old you can book them in to Calthorpe Project’s lovely on site creche for a creative play session while you learn (subject to availability, additional charge applies), and under 1s are welcome in the session
Course Fee: £250
What will you get?
Two 1:1 ‘how to’ introductory training sessions to help you prepare for the course using the ‘hedgehog concept’ and ‘lean canvas’ tools. There are also group taster sessions available (no creche)
Six face to face workshops to develop and test your business model (maximum group size of 12) at the Calthorpe Community Garden
On-line Q&As with our legal and finance experts
Catch up 1:1s if you can’t make a session or would like some extra support
Access to experts, advisers and collaborators from the Bloomsbury Beginnings’ network
A peer group of entrepreneurs and professionals to support, motivate and keep you accountable. They’re often your future customers, champions, collaborators and partners too
Your professional experience valued we recognise your expertise, and create a forum to help you share that with confidence
On-site creche for your little ones to enjoy (additional charge applies)
A beautiful garden and co-working cafe/workspace to relax and network before and after the session
Private Whatsapp and Facebook groups
Time for you to step back and focus on your business
Summer programme: Tuesday 4 June 10.30-1pm – Tuesday 9 July 10.30-1pm
Course Fee: £250Course Brochure
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As a social enterprise, we offer a limited number of bursary places on our courses to people on a low income with ideas which tackle significant social, economic or environmental problems. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
What Our Alumni Say
Jacki, Co-Founder and Director Slinging London CIC
I loved getting together with other parents who were going through the same struggles as me. Brainstorming about others’ businesses, really helped me to think about mine
Ruth Sabrosa, Ruth Sabrosa Hypnobirthing & Mindful Mothering
The course was an inspiration. I spent time on my business and not just in it, met some amazing women, realised who my ideal client is and have been attracting her ever since.
Silvia Menabe, Founder & Director of Baby Brains
It has helped me greatly to get some clarity and confidence about the business priorities of my small company. I have been much more focused since participating and things have started rolling
Jade, Founder & Director of Argan Reserve
Of the many courses and sessions that I’ve attended the Parent-Cubator was truly inspiring, supportive, informative, friendly, relaxed and empowering. It gave me that push and drive to make change possible